Roots, bark, and leaves contain poison. Pounded together, the concoction was sunk in salt-water pools to stun fish, making it easy to catch them. Tiny yellow flowers bloom and then become fruits, yellow, orange, or red. ʻĀkia is sometimes called False ʻOhelo because of it similarity.
The name is a literal observance of the plant. Its leaves are rather large in comparison to its tiny flowers. Our rendition of this print, laid out by Brittini, is a focus on both parts of the native shrub.
Just as our men have their “Aloha Shirts”, the Kaʻalāiki our “Aloha Dress” will suit a Monday through Thursday schedule and then for Aloha Fridays.
100% Cotton Studio model is 5'6" and wearing size XS.